Value Indirect-object construction

Language:
Early Sranan
Parameter:
Ditransitive constructions with ‘give’
References
Bruyn et.al. 1999: 343ff; van den Berg 2007: 231ff

Examples

  1. Wi zy gi pikien drinki na den didde zomma toe.
    Wi
    1pl
    sa
    fut
    gi
    give
    pikin
    little
    dringi
    drink
    na
    to
    den
    det.pl
    dede
    dead
    soma
    person
    tu.
    too
    We will give some liquor to the dead too.
    Dutch: Dan zellen wy met een onze Dooden wat Eeten en Drinken geeven. [op.cit.]

    See van Dyk ca. 1765: 109

  2. Bikasi husomma va une sa gi na hem pikin wan pisi stoon, teh a begi hem tatta wan pisi bredi?
    Bikasi
    because
    o=soma
    q=person
    fu
    of
    unu
    2pl
    sa
    fut
    gi
    give
    na
    to
    en
    3sg
    pikin
    child
    wan
    indf.sg
    pisi
    piece
    ston,
    stone
    te
    when
    a
    3sg.sbj
    begi
    ask
    en
    3sg
    tata
    father
    wan
    piece
    pisi
    indf.sg
    brede?
    bread
    Because which of you would give to his child a lump of stone, when s/he asks his/her father for a piece of bread?

    See Schumann 1781: 67

  3. [...] va gi da moni na potiman.
    [...] fu gi da moni na pôtiman.
    [...] for give det.sg na poor-nmlz
    [...] to give the money to the poor.

    See Schumann 1781: 209